Maloney Announces Winner of 2014 Congressional Art Competition
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced the grand prize winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, winners for each medium, and a Facebook Fan Favorite at a reception for students and their families yesterday. In March, Rep. Maloney invited high school students in the 18th Congressional District to submit an entry to the annual art contest, and a panel of local artists judged the entries. This year, more than 50 students participated in the art competition, and their work is currently on display at his Newburgh Office. You can view the entries on Facebook here.
“This year’s winners and their original artwork showcases the creative talent and innovation of our students right here in our own community, and I am proud that Claire Furio’s painting will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol representing the Hudson Valley,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.
Grand Prize Winner
“Tiger Eyes” by Claire Furio, Armonk, NY
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“Leaf Mask” by Rebeca Balbin, Washingtonville, NY
“Catfish Bus” by Stephanie Weinger, Washingtonville, NY (Winner: Watercolor)
“Conformity” by Lavinia Liang, Spackenkill, NY (Winner: Mixed Media)
“Haunted House?” by Rosemarie Frost, Pine Bush, NY (Winner: Digital Photo)
“Peacemaker” by Nathan Liang, Spackenkill, NY (Winner: Charcoal and Chalk)
“Save the Red Panda” by Wiktoria Jaworshe, Pine Bush, NY (Winner: Digital)
“Self Portrait” by Joshua Rhule, Pine Bush, NY (Winner: Collage)
Since 1982, hundreds of thousands of students from across the country have participated in the competition, sponsored by the Congressional Institute, which encourages Members of Congress to recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. The grand prize winning artwork will be displayed in the Capitol for one year and the winning student plus one guest will receive complimentary airfare to Washington, DC for a reception in June.